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Arizona AG warning residents of potential COVID-19 test result scams

Aug 8, 2020, 6:20 AM | Updated: 2:01 pm
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PHOENIX — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning residents about recent scams associated with coronavirus test results.

Scammers may be calling individuals claiming they have their COVID‑19 test results, but in reality are trying to get patients’ personal information or tricking them into incorrectly paying money, Brnovich said in a press release Thursday.

“Unfortunately, whenever there’s a crisis it brings out the best in some people and the worst in other people,” Brnovich told KTAR News Thursday. “We have seen the scammers now trying to prey on the Covid pandemic.”

According to Brnovich, scammers are targeting patients’ Social Security Number, banking information and even Medicare account information. A testing facility will not request any of this information.

Brnovich added the testing facilities are there to provide insight, not extract information.

If anyone calls you about your COVID-19 test results, Brnovich advises hanging up and confirming with your insurance provider, doctor or the Department of Health Services.

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